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Mar 12, 2011 5:30am EST
the small business administration's office of advocacy. alfred edmond is the multimedia he had or tore at large at black enterprise and cameron johnson is a entrepreneur and author. great to see all of you. todd, i want to ask you first, let's talk about gas prices now. from where you sit, are you telling small businesses, you know what, plan for the worst, start thinking of ways to hedge this. >> i think the key thing to watch, i'm no foreign policy expert but the key thing is saudi arabia. the next couple of weeks whether anything develops there that could be dangerous is a real danger sign. gas prices have gone up. we've seen these spikes before and they're definitely a problem as you described for small companies. i haven't been telling people, though, that it's time to really plan for the very worst. we'll see what the next few weeks hold, and if that's the case, you can see a significant rise in gas prices if things develop that could last for a very long time and that would be very bad news for small businesses and the entire u.s. economy. >> and, todd, what are you seeing from
Mar 6, 2011 7:30am EST
. >> alfred and cameron are back with us. that's such a fun piece. a few years ago i did a story about mountain bike their opened an indoor mountain biking place. it is so fun but is the market big enough? would that be your biggest concern when opening something like this? >> that's the challenge. this facility, you want to keep that facility full all the time. you don't want any empty courts. i would explore things like starting youth leagues, go to the local schools to say you want to start school teams and create competitive sports with the school systems. you can do privilege at coaching. there are people that want to get serious about playing volleyball. if somebody can coach them and get better and go to the olympics, if you will. those are ways you can fill up the courts even when people are going to play volleyball. >> that's a good idea. guaranteed customers coming in. last weekend i went to a place in massachusetts it was huge. it was so much fun. a bouncy and all this stuff my kids love. i was just thinking what do you do during the week? i mean, you have -- paying rent on
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